Polling begins in Srirangam by-election in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Feb 13:  Voting began on Friday morning in the bye-election for the Srirangam assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m. A total of 322 polling booths have been set up for around 270,000 voters to elect their representatives from 29 contestants.

TN: Polling begins in Srirangam by-polls

The assembly seat was earlier held by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and the bye-election was necessitated after she was disqualified following her conviction in a corruption case and sentenced to four years in jail.

However, the contest will be among the AIADMK, DMK, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M).

The ruling AIADMK has worked hard to retain the prestigious seat with several ministers and senior leaders campaigning in the constituency.

Votes will be counted Feb 16.


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